Hyperion rehab earns top AAEE award
The recently completed $1 billion rehabilitation of Los Angeles’s Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant earned the top prize – for Superior Achievement for Excellence in Environmental Engineering – in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers’ 2000 awards competition. The joint venture of Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, Los Angeles, and Black & Veatch, Kansas City, Mo., won for the 11-year project, which offers, for the first time ever, full secondary treatment of the city’s wastewater.
The Annapolis, Md.-based organization also honored Black & Veatch with its Grand Prize in Research for a project identifying how to control red water – caused by iron deposits in older pipes – in Boston.
Malcolm Pirnie, White Plains, N.Y., won the Grand Prize in Planning for a project in which Colorado River water is blended with limited groundwater resources to stretch supplies without producing the corrosion by-products that stain household fixtures. The company also won the Grand Prize in Operations/Management for assisting New York in removing 90 years worth of sediment from its 1 billion gallon, two-cell Hillview distribution reservoir.
The Grand Prize in Design went to Pasadena, Calif.-based Parsons Engineering Science for construction of a 4.5-mile tunnel built 190 feet under the Pacific Ocean to solve the decades-old South Bay (San Diego) pollution problem.
CDM Engineers & Constructors and Camp Dresser & McKee, Cambridge, Mass., took the Grand Prize in the Small Project category for using formed-in-place carbon fiber lining to repair prestressed concrete pipe and restore Providence (R.I.) Water’s transmission main.
Also recognized were: Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, San Francisco (Honor Award for Research); Camp Dresser & McKee (Honor Award for Design); the joint venture of New York-based Hazen & Sawyer and Camp Dresser & McKee (Honor Award for Planning); the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Honor Award for Operations/Management); and Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Grand Rapids, Mich. (Honor Award for Small Projects).